Pentax Optio X70 Review

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Playback Modes & Menu Options



Pentax Optio X70

The Play button brings up the last image captured in full screen mode with some information overlaid. Pressing the OK button in the center of the 4-way controller toggles the amount of exposure information displayed with an image. Here you can see all of the display options. The extended information screen has icons for image size/quality, ISO, shutter speed and aperture used as well as a histogram. Pressing 'down' on the 4-way controller brings up the Edit/Playback menu (shown below).





Pentax Optio X70

Rotating the control dial to the left activates the index display, which brings up 4 or 9 thumbnail index of all photos taken. You can now quickly search through the stored images and select one for full screen playback. Press it again and the calendar mode is displayed, allowing you to select your photographs by the date in which they were taken.

From the Calendar mode, you can press the green button to enter the file folders and choose your images by folder.



Pentax Optio X70

Once you have a photo selected for full screen playback you can magnify an image up to 10x in various steps by rotating the control dial to the right. Now you can check the photo for critical focus, etc. and see if you need to re-shoot the subject or not. Using the 4-way selector allows you to move around inside the enlarged image.




Edit/Playback menu options:

    Slide show - Set up a slide show (Interval, Screen Effect, Sound Effect)
    Digital Filter - Digitally alter you images
    Frame Composite - Add decorative frames around your images
    Resize - Create an image with Lower Resolution and or Quality Level
    Cropping (Trimming) - Crop image to different size
    Image & Sound Copy - From internal memory to SD or MMC card
    Image Rotation - Rotates image for proper orientation
    Movie Edit - Allows you to capture a still from a movie or edit the length
    Red-eye Compensation - Remove red-eye from your portraits
    Voice Memo - Attach a short voice memo to an image
    Protect - Protect image from deletion; On or Off
    DPOF - Set DPOF printing information
    Image Recovery - Recover an image or sound file that was accidentally deleted
    Start-up Screen - Choose one of your images as the start-up screen background





Pentax Optio X70

Movies are played back in full-screen mode in the camera with sound provided though the built-in speaker. You can play a movie frame by frame, pause, fast forward, or rewind with the 4-Way Selector.



Pentax Optio A30

Setup options:


    Save as USER - When in record mode, saves current settings to the USER or Custom position on the mode dial
    Sound - Adjust camera sound settings
    Date Adjust - Set Date/Time
    World Time - Select Time, Destination and Hometown
    Language - Set user Language
    Folder Name - Standard or Date
    USB Connection - PictBridge, PC
    Video Out - NTSC or PAL
    Brightness Level - Adjust LCD back light
    Power Saving - Off, 5sec, 15sec, 30sec, 1min, 2min
    Auto Power Off - Off, 3min. or 5min.
    Quick Zoom - On or Off
    Guide Display - On or Off
    Reset - Restore settings to factory Default
    Delete All Images - Deletes all the images from memory
    Format - Format the SD card


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